Night Blind by Michael W. Sherer

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2013 International Thriller Award Nominee

In the space of a few months, Blake Sanders has lost his job, his only son to suicide, and his marriage. A year later, it's gotten so bad that he can only face the world at night, working menial jobs washing dishes and delivering newspapers, lost in depression and grief.

Blake's world is turned upside down again on a cold November night, when an elderly woman on his newspaper route is brutally stabbed to death and Blake is charged with her murder. Faced with life in prison, his only hope is to find the real killer.

In a desperate attempt to unravel the mystery, Blake learns that his friend had stumbled onto secrets that have been buried beneath Capitol Hill for 150 years. Secrets that are now being disturbed by the construction of the new light rail tunnel. Secrets that will shake the government of Seattle. Secrets that foreign agents will kill for.

On the run from the police and murderers, Blake finds a chance to heal his grief and reclaim his life—if he can stay alive long enough to unearth the truth.


About Michael W. Sherer

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Michael W. Sherer grew up on a farm in northern Illinois, went to prep school and college back east, and lived in Chicago for twenty years. After stints as a manual laborer, dishwasher, bartender, restaurant manager, commercial photographer, magazine editor, and public relations executive, Sherer decided life should imitate art and became a novelist. He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild. In addition to Night Blind, the first thriller in the Blake Sanders series, he has published six novels in the Emerson Ward mystery series, including An Option On Death, Little Use For Death, Death Came Dressed In White, A Forever Death, Death Is No Bargain, and Death On A Budget, as well as a stand-alone suspense novel, Island Life. Hes now hard at work on his fourth Blake Sanders thriller and a new young adult thriller, Blind Rage. He and his wife and the youngest of their four children now live in the Seattle suburbs
Published October 23, 2012 by Thomas & Mercer. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An appealing, empathetic lead makes up only in part for a misguided plot in this thriller, set mostly in Seattle, Wash., from Sherer (Death on a Budget and five other Emerson Ward mysteries).

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Review: Blake Sanders is a man, who has experienced a life-long struggle with ADD, but a man who was happy and felt he had everything: a wife, a son, a home, and a good job … until he lost it all.

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